SA eNews Mid May 2014 - The Making of Mad Max: Fury Road June 3 - Book Now for National ACS Awards on May 24 - Freeze Frame, SA Stills Exhibition - TOUCH - Enter Phone-tography Comp.

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June 3, John Seale ACS ASC & David Burr ACS Mad Max: Fury Road

Both John and David are coming especially to Adelaide for our members on June 3rd to discuss the trials and tribulations of working on this high octane picture.

Join them at Gold Sponsor ProAV Solutions showrooms 41 Magill Rd, Stepney on Tuesday June 3 for what promises to be a great night.

We'll kick the night off at 1815 with a drink then get John & David to present and then have some pizza @ around 2000 and finish off with an informal chat.

ACS Members & Sponsors free. Non members $15. RSVP essential via the link below - space is limited so reply now. Of course if you're not a member maybe now's the time - join now and get 13.5 months membership till June 30 2015. There's a link to the membership page below.

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May 24 National Awards in Brisbane - Book NOW!!

There's not long to go before the 43rd ACS National Awards for Cinematography at The Tiviloi in Brisbane on Saturday May 24. To be followed by the after party at Bacchus Bar at Rydges Hotel, South Bank. Shuttle buses from the venue to the after party are included.

Tickets are $145 and can be booked via the following link:

Click NOW to book for the ACS National Awards for Cinematography »

Awards accommodation

The ACS has negotiated a discounted rate with RYDGES South Bank at $229.00 p/night.

To get the discount you must book by PHONE (not online) and simply mention “ACS National Awards” when booking. This discount is for a limited number of rooms and is strictly first in best dressed.

RYDGES South Bank, corner Grey & Glenelg Streets, Southbank, Qld, 4101 - 07 3364 0800

FREEZE FRAME - ACS Airport Stills Exhibition 2014

Dead Tree Plain by Mark Evans

After successfully holding the National ACS Stills Exhibition at Adelaide Airport last year we thought we do it again but this time mount our own exhibition. We believe it will help raise the profile of our branch and our cinematographers. The exhibition is called:

FREEZE FRAME - Still photographs by SA ACS Members

Cinematographers normally film moving pictures at 25 frames per second but our exhibition concentrates on their still photographs freezing a moment in time. The pictures have been taken by members of the South Australian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society.

So now what we need is for you, our members, to go through your best stills and email them to us to see if they get selected for the exhibition. The stills will be blown up to max A3 size, mounted and framed by the SA Branch for hanging at Adelaide Airport.

Works will be printed to approximately A3 size i.e if landscape 420mm wide, if portrait 297mm wide. Make sure the files of your stills have enough resolution to be blown up to this size. If you wish your photo to be framed in a particular ratio either crop it before submitting or indicate your composition on a scan of the photo.

We are asking for permission to sell the pictures at the exhibition and we will share the proceeds 50/50 with the photographer and the branch. Our 50% will assist in mounting the exhibition. By entering you agree we have the right to sell the exhibited pictures.

There is not a theme for the exhibition other than the pictures are taken by cinematographers, there is no time limit to when they were taken, or the subject matter, or whether they originated on film or as a digital file.

Email your pictures to us now via the link below.

Click to email pictures for Freeze Frame exhibition »

T's & C's for Freeze Frame

Cooling Off by Miles Rowland

Terms & Conditions: The boring stuff that is so, so important.

1. Photos must be submitted via email to before May 31 2014
2. Entry is free and only open to financial SA branch ACS members.
3. Photo/s must be taken by the entrant and they must own the copyright. Copyright clearance, and all related permissions and clearances from any relevant Producer(s) to exhibit an entry are entirely the entrant’s responsibility. The Society accepts no responsibilities for any copyright infringement.
4. Entrants agree by the act of entering the ACS SA branch Freeze Frame Exhibition that they give the Branch the right to exhibit the pictures and to sell them, equally sharing the proceeds of each picture sold with the entrant and the SA branch.
5. Every photo entered must be "titled" and named and, if you wish, a brief description/story relating to the photo may be supplied. The following naming convention must be followed: phototitle_entrantname.filetype
eg: CoolingOff_Miles_Rowland.jpg
6. We require a brief cv from each entrant which will be made available by QR reader next to the entrants displayed picture.
7. Please consider the photos will be seen publicly and Adelaide Airport has the right to refuse any photograph.
8. Adelaide Airport has the right to select one of the pictures from the exhibition for their own collection.
9. After the Exhibition entrants can purchase their remaining framed pictures for the cost of the printing & framing.
10. Any works not purchased by the entrants will be sold to help raise funds for the SA ACS branch for mounting the exhibition.


Leeanna Walsman (Dawn) and Onor Nottle (Steph) in TOUCH

Leeanna Walsman (Dawn) in TOUCH


Touch is local member Aaron Gullly's first feature film as Director of Photography. We've had some great news that it's made it onto the Sydney Film Festival which is where it will premiere on June 6 and 8.

The producer of the film is trying to build up as much publicity momentum for the film prior to the premiere so if you could:

· click on the link to view the trailer and then like

· Upload the trailer url to your social media page and please share.

· Visit the TOUCH Facebook page and like the page.

So check out the trailer real soon. It's great!

Also in our June eNews, look out for our next Profile featuring Aaron Gully.

ACS Accreditation 2014

If you are contemplating putting in a submission for Accreditation then as a starting point it might be worth checking out this page on our ACS website:

Accreditation application forms are only available from State or Territory Presidents or the National President.

Submissions open July 1 and close August 29 so if you wish to discuss Accreditation at all please contact Ernie Clark ACS. They are assessed in mid September.

Don't forget our website is a great resource with lots of info available. Check it out soon:

Click to contact SA Pres »

ACS Merchandise available

ACS T SHIRT $20.00
ACS CAP $20.00
ACS MUG $6.00
ACS PEN $6.00

ACS merchandise is available from ACS HQ Manager:

If you are in Sydney go and check out our HQ, it has a wonderful camera archive, a great library, wonderful coffee, free internet, access to computers with Final Cut and more. HQ can also be hired to shoot interviews etc and it's conveniently located in Ridge St North Sydney with a parking station opposite, just contact ACS HQ Manager: to make sure someone will be there to show you around.

Phone-tography 2013 - 2014 Comp

There are great prizes to be won in our Phone-tography Competition. The results will be announced at our AGM in August 2014. To enter email your phone pics to

So get your phones out and start snapping. If you'd like to see a gallery of last years entries check them out via the link below:

Phone-tography T&C's:
photos to be taken at work, on set, on location, photos related to filming, but the photos MUST be taken on a Phone and then submitted into our Phone-tography competition. The photo/s must be taken by the entrant. It's not just about the image but could also be about the subject matter, the location, the people, the occasion, even you! You could win CASH PRIZES from a prize pool of $900.

A grip doth reflect by Graeme Shelton

The photos must be submitted via email by July 31 2014 and will be judged in 5 Categories (make sure you title each entry as 50 photos called untitled doesn't really work! :-0)

1. Best Composition
2. Most Creative
3. Funniest Photo
4. Best Selfie (a picture you took of yourself)
5. Best Manipulated (Includes: Panoramics, Instagram filters, Hipstamatic + other apps)
6. People's Choice (voting for Cat 6 will take place @ 2014 AGM)

1. Entry is free and only open to SA branch ACS members
2. Photos taken on Phones only after 13/8/13 and submitted before 31/7/14
3. Photos to be taken "On the Job" i.e on set, on location, at work
4. No Photoshopping or filters allowed, except in Category 5.
5. The photo/s must be taken by entrant.
6. Entrants agree by the act of entering the ACS SA branch Phone-tography Competition that they give the ACS the right to publish the photos as they see fit
7. To enter email please ensure you title your picture and select a category if you wish.
8. Please consider the photos may be seen publicly
9. The decisions of the judging panel will be final and binding. The judges may use their discretion and not award all prizes
10. Winners will be announced at the SA branch AGM in August 2014

1st Prize in Category $100
2nd Prize in Category $50
Plus the People's Choice prize of $150

Click to see 2012/13 Phonetography entries »


May 24 National ACS Awards for Cinematography Brisbane

May 31 Freeze Frame Pictures Deadline

June 1 Invoice for 2014 - 2015 Membership & Send Sponsorship Proposals

June 2 Committee meeting @ Anifex

June 3 Mad Max: Fury Road tour with John Seale ACS ASC and David Burr ACS

June 16 52 Tuesdays Screening and Q&A at Palace Nova

July 7 Committee meeting @ Anifex

July 31 Phone-tography pictures deadline

August 11 SA & WA Awards entries open

August 11 SA AGM

September 1 Committee Meeting @ Anifex

September / October Freeze Frame ACS Stills Exhibition at Adelaide Airport

September 12 Award entry deadline

September 15 Sponsors deadline for assets for Awards

September 19, 20 & 21 Award Judging

September 26 Award tickets bookings open

October 13 Committee meeting @ Anifex

October 24 Awards ticket bookings close

November 1 34th Annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide

December 1 Committee meeting @ Anifex

December 15 Christmas drinks

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